After some soul searching, I’ve decided to (further) delay my primary research in order to do a short academic paper on everybody’s favorite horror meme.
Folklorists need to pay attention to stuff like the Slender Man, especially given its spread across multiple media. For instance:
This is the latest evolution of the original Slender Man indie/experimental video game. I went ahead and preordered the full version. We need more indie horror games, since major studios aren’t really doing too much with the genre these days.